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Two minutes with ‘The Girl on the Train’

I haven’t read a really good book in absolutely ages. That said, I haven’t read a book in general, good or bad, in ages! Shameful.

It’s one of those things isn’t it… I mean, I love reading, always have, which would explain why I chose to study English at uni. But I think as life just happens, hobbies such as reading really get put on the back burner.

I wish they didn’t. After reading an absolute gem of a book last week, I’ve rekindled my love for the novel and I’m looking forward to my next read.

I’d read a few reviews and heard on the grapevine that this book in particular was one worth reading; apparently it was full of twists, turns, nooks and crannies; a gripping thriller which had your heart skipping a beat.

Sounded right up my street… it may sound geeky, but you just can’t beat a book that has you completely and utterly hooked. That feeling of not being able to put the it down, because you’re so wrapped up in the immense storyline is amazing. Just one more page at 2am, just one more I promise; by 4am your eyelids are giving the game away and it’s time to call it a night. You’ve got to give it to these writers who manage to do that, it’s a talent.

I’m sure some of you will have guessed, or read the title of this blog, but for those who missed it, I’m talking about ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins.

SPOILER ALERT

Prepare for a quick, two-minute lowdown of the novel; my thoughts and opinions hastily scribbled down as I get chance to reflect on this wonderful book; there will be a few spoilers, you’ve been warned…

I won’t give too much away about the plot; I think it’s definitely worth the read. But I will tell you that this psychological thriller reveals a strong female led, split narrative. Meet Rachel, Anna and Megan; three very different women, all with one thing in common.

The author very cleverly takes the reader on an emotional journey with the women; we feel pain, we feel anger and we feel upset. We are there, every step of the way, willing the characters not to fuck up, not to give the game away, not to reveal too much…

Clever twists and agonizing suspense make this book impossible to put down. I’ll admit to reading it in two nights, I was hooked, and couldn’t wait to get to the end; it didn’t disappoint!

So, if you’ve read the book, do you agree? And if you haven’t, I suggest you grab a copy and get stuck in!

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